runners are a tight knit group.
The Chesterton boys
cross country team gets to finally compete as a group again as they head to
Kesling Park tomorrow in LaPorte.
country training is a carryover from the previous track season,” head coach
Tim Ray said. “When the pandemic first hit, the kids were still in track
mode and training every day on their own. Once the track season was
officially canceled, as with most kids, they struggled a little bit.
“They have always
enjoyed running and training together and when that was taken away, it was
hard for them to stay motivated.”
shouldn’t be a problem for the duo of senior Matthew Streeter and junior
Cole Dolson. They are ready to compete with the top runners in the area.
“Matthew and Cole
are both looking to have a breakout year,” Ray said. “They were really solid
for us last year and this year they are the top guys. Since the start of
July, they have been working hard and we expect them to lead a relatively
The Trojans return
only Streeter and Dolson from their top group last year, but a talented
reserve team should provide the needed depth.
“The reserve team
last year was very competitive and we have some guys from that core that
could produce for us,” Ray said. “There are some really good teams around
the area, but if we stay healthy and continue to put the work in, I feel
this team can compete with anybody.”
That depth should
come from seniors Josh Dennington, Lucas Vinet, Ethan Mohoi and Francis Fox.
Junior Reece Erow and sophomores Josh Tuck and Jackson Tuck will also
compete for spots. Freshman Evan O’Connor rounds out the top 10.
“They are really
excited to start competing again,” Ray said. “We have had three meets
already canceled so they are really looking forward to each meet. Just
putting on the uniform again and running against other competitors is
something they are not taking for granted and are very thankful to be able
to do something they love again.”